Still Climbing: Donald Trump Reaches New High In L.A. Times Tracking Poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to a campaign rally at the James L. Knight Center, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is moving up further in the L.A. Times daily tracking poll, with a record high 47.8 percent support. Hillary Clinton has fallen to 41.1 percent making Trump’s lead now 6.7 points.

The Republican nominee appears to have maintained his lead, despite Clinton’s triumphant return to the campaign trail last week and appears to have shrugged off the latest media fueled birther controversy. Trump’s lead began after Clinton’s health scare last week in New York City, and has now risen 4.3 points in one week.

The Clinton campaign is struggling to smear Trump as a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe. She’s doubling down on describing many of his supporters as un-American “deplorables.”

The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll asks roughly 3,000 American citizens each day about the presidential race in order to reflect the political pulse of the country.


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